The Smartest Products of the Decade

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Tesla Roadster

Automotive technology centered on the ever-elusive solution to replacing the internal combustion engine, or at least lessening the amount of gasoline it needs. Nothing reached critical mass; it took Toyota nearly 10 years to sell a million hybrids in the United States (and that includes the Prius.) Until a true green machine takes hold, we'll take the sleek 200+ mile range, 0-60 in under 4 seconds Tesla Roadster. It's not that the six-figure Roadster is going to save the world, but it sure makes the drive on the road to what's possible a whole lot sexier.